Author: Wafa Kamran
Supervisor: Dr. Iram Fatima
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study examined the relationship among emotional intelligence, academic procrastination and anxiety in intermediate science students. Data was collected from a sample of 102 female students (M age = 17.41, SD = 0.73) from science faculty of randomly selected public sector colleges. It was hypothesized that there would be a negative relationship between emotional intelligence and academic procrastination. It was further hypothesized that there would be a positive relationship between academic procrastination and anxiety. Furthermore, it was expected that anxiety would mediate the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic procrastination. Passive Procrastination Scale by Chu & Choi (2005), Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (Schutte, Malouff& Bhullar, 1998) and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, Gorsuch & Lushene, 1994) were used to measure the constructs. Results from Pearson Product moment correlation revealed no relationship of emotional intelligence with academic procrastination and anxiety. Therefore, the mediation hypothesis was rejected. However, a positive relationship was found between academic procrastination and trait anxiety. Regression analysis revealed that trait anxiety predicted emotional intelligence after taking into account the demographic variables, emotional intelligence, trait and state anxiety.
Keywords: emotional intelligence, academic procrastination, anxiety, science students.
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